Student Originated Studies: Topics in Social Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science
Revised Last Updated: 05/07/2009
Faculty: Bill Bruner economics, business
Faculty Signature Required: Students must submit a one-paragraph summary of the topic for their independent study project. For more information, students may contact program faculty members or meet with them at the Academic Fair prior to the quarter in which they wish to register. Qualified students will be accepted until the program fills.
Major areas of study include mathematics and quantitative methods, business, economics, social science research, education and computer science.
Class Standing: Sophomores or above; transfer students welcome.
This program supports students doing individual study projects. In the first week of the program, each student will prepare a project proposal and then will complete that project during the quarter. The program will have regular class sessions where students will report on their progress and get advice and guidance from other students and faculty members. There will also be a book seminar with weekly writing assignments. Students must attend and participate in these sessions.
Students may propose any type of projects for the program; however, the faculty have expertise in the following topics: mathematics and quantitative methods, business, economics, social science research, education and computer science. Other topics will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Internships are acceptable as long as students are available for class sessions.
Credits: 12 or 16 per quarter
Internship Possibilities: With faculty approval, and providing the student can attend the weekly program meetings.
Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in social sciences, mathematics, business and teaching.
|March 24th, 2009||Masao Sugiyama has left the teaching team; enrollment adjusted.|
|May 7th, 2009||Bill Bruner will be teaching Money's Value, Soul's Worth in Fall.|